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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rogue Life List: 101. Jump into Water Fully Clothed

Although this is the last item on my Rogue Life List, this item has been on my list for SO LONG. There is something incredibly spontaneous about wanting to swim so badly that you do not stop to think about the inappropriateness of not having a suit or in my case of not stopping to put a suit on. And I also want to mention that I didn’t want this item to be contrived. Of course I could have planned to jump into water clothed a million times before this but I desperately wanted this one to be born from a driving need.

Today at the beach house we were all sitting in the family room, me snuggled under a blanket because someone in the house thought that 54 degrees was a good idea to set the thermostat on. I remember staring out at the rain falling down and wishing I could go swimming. That is when I sat up right, looked to the people in the room who were not napping and announced I was going swimming, in fact I was going swimming right this second. I got a ton of blank stares and one HUGE grin from Ms. Pixie’s fiancĂ©e, Mr. Magic. I have to say that I am impressed that he is the one who was by my side as I bolted out the door... fully clothed.

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MR. ROGUE TOOK THIS PHOTO FROM THE SAFTY OF THE HOUSE THROUGH THE BLINDS OF ME (ON THE RIGHT) AND MR. MAGIC

Most of the people in the family room where I made my announcement, including my husband who is taking the photo, joined Mr. Magic and I in the water and it felt good. It felt good to be in the water, it felt good to be in the rain, and it felt good to be with the man I love... even if he and his sister did stop to put a bathing suit on. They can’t help it, following the rules is just in their genes.

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So I got to accomplish another item off my list. Exactly as I wanted it to be, a completely mad and spontaneous want to swim and an immediate impractical response to that need. Of course hindsight is a bitch... I wish I had remembered that I was wearing a new silk tank top under my hoodie and that I was wearing one of my favorite pair of earrings that are now ruined. AHHHH WELL they were only material things. Besides look at my smile in this shot, I am SO HAPPY!

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2 comments:

lilmansworld said...

way to be :)

paul peggy zeus said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, and you not only look incredibly happy, you look absolutely MARVELOUS darling!

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